This Week’s Harvest
Fruit Share: Blueberries from Berryhill Farm in Xenia
One of the hardest things about farming is managing both a somewhat sane family life along side the intense workload that comes with growing acres of vegetables. A couple of weeks ago my mom, who lives 3 hours away, broke her wrist and I’ve been wanting to squeeze in a visit. This past weekend the kids and I did get to slip away after market for a quick but necessary 30 hour visit. I ending up helping my mom in her garden: tying tomatoes, trellising peas, and picking raspberries, blackberries and blueberries. And while I helped my mom with her garden, I knew there were things back at the farm that would just have to wait…..
Like picking summer squash and zucchini! We like to pick it every other day to keep the squash size down. Last picked (hard, I might add) on Friday, by the time we got to it Monday afternoon it was too late: rows filled with gigantic squashes and zucchinis stared us down.
The good news is that large squash and zucchini do have a place in the kitchen! They are easier to shred for things like zucchini bread and fritters. You can also shred and freeze the zucchini for later use. I imagine they also spiralize well for making zucchini noodles. Lastly we like to stuff the larger squash and I think the weather will break this week, just in time to use the oven!
SAVE THE DATE!!! CSA Member Open House July 10 from 2 to 5. We hope you can make it! Details to follow.
Borscht (Years ago, when Ben made me borscht on one of our first dates, I was very skeptical. But it is so good! We like to top it with a dollop of sour cream and green cabbage works just fine in place of red cabbage)
Nutella Zucchini Muffins (summer squash can be subbed)
Greek Zucchini Fritters (summer squash can be subbed)